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6 – 9 May 2024

Casablanca: A Must-Visit Destination in 2024 according to TripAdvisor

Casablanca, 1st March 2024

Casablanca, the largest metropolis in Morocco, proudly stands among the trendiest tourist destinations of 2024, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards. In the midst of iconic metropolises like Tokyo and Seoul, the white city claims the 23rd spot in TripAdvisor's top 25 rankings, distinguishing itself among the community of travelers seeking an experience that combines history, culture, and modernity.

This positioning honors the metropolis, even though it is still undergoing significant transformative projects. Once these major projects are completed and operational, they could propel the city into the top 10 of contemporary international metropolises. Casablanca already has everything to charm visitors:

-Cultural Fusion in the White City: Casablanca, often referred to as the "White City," is not just a dynamic economic hub but a cultural melting pot of tolerance, seamlessly blending tradition and innovation. Travelers are captivated by the juxtaposition of historical landmarks such as the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques globally, against the backdrop of modern skyscrapers. The coexistence of a church, synagogue, and mosque in the same triangle in the old medina further enhances this unique atmosphere, where the ancient and the contemporary harmoniously coexist.

-Art and Architecture: Casablanca's architectural landscape, featuring Art Deco buildings and Moorish influences, provides a visually striking experience for architecture enthusiasts. The city's dynamic art scene, including vibrant festivals and street art, adds a modern touch to its historical charm, turning every corner into a canvas of creativity. Museums like the Museum of Moroccan Judaism and the Abderrahman Slaoui Foundation Museum, for instance, shed light on the rich cultural history of Morocco.

-Culinary Delights for Every Palate: No visit to Casablanca is complete without savoring its culinary delights. From aromatic Moroccan spices to trendy restaurants, the city offers a culinary mosaic representing all continents, with a diverse range of flavors. Local markets, such as the Central Market, provide an open-air sensory journey through the colors and aromas of fresh produce, leaving a lasting impression for new gastronomic experiences.

-The Coastal Charm of Casablanca: Casablanca's allure extends beyond its urban boundaries. Picturesque coastal areas, such as the Ain Diab Corniche, beckon travelers and strollers alike to relax by the Atlantic Ocean. Serene beaches, complemented by lively beach clubs and seaside cafes, offer a perfect escape from urban hustle, where engaging in sports or simply indulging in moments of contemplation is delightful.

-Casablanca by Night: The metropolis transforms into a city that never sleeps once the sun sets. The nightlife is a vibrant blend of traditional Moroccan music, international rhythms, and trendy lounges. Places like Rick's Café, inspired by the classic film "Casablanca," evoke nostalgia while providing a sophisticated and lively atmosphere.

-Casablanca 2024 and Beyond: Being recognized as one of TripAdvisor's trendiest destinations for 2024 signals Casablanca's ascent as an upcoming must-visit location. The multifaceted allure of the city, from its cultural richness to its modern flair, promises an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking a destination that seamlessly blends tradition and contemporary vitality. As Casablanca rises on the global tourist stage, it invites the world to discover the magic within its whitewashed walls and along its enchanting coastline.

Media Contact:

Mrs Bouchra Taibi , Managing Director of Regional Tourism Council of Casablanca Settat +212665170532 - [email protected]

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